Creditors Statutory Demands

A creditor’s statutory demand is an effective and compelling method to recover debts owed by a company. Most compelling is the presumption by the Courts of the insolvency of a company if it fails to comply with a statutory demand. This presumption extends for 3 months following the failure by [...]

May 2nd, 2014|Litigation|

Participating in a Mediation

Anyone involved in a family business these days will sooner or later find themselves attending mediation. Nearly all disputes nowadays will go through a mediation process of one sort or another, including the following: Consumer complaints; Landlord/tenant disputes; Franchisor/franchisee disputes; Disputes with suppliers; Disputes with financiers; Planning objections; Building disputes; [...]

May 2nd, 2014|Litigation|

PPSR Alert – New Zealand Case Creates Possible Defence for Guarantor if Supplier Failed to Register its Retention of Title Arrangement on PPSR

PPSR Alert - New Zealand case creates possible defence for guarantor if supplier failed to register its retention of title arrangement on PPSR Facts: In Haar v Eastland Tyres Ltd [2013] NZHC 692 an appeal was brought by a former director-shareholder (‘the Director’) of Gisborne Haulage in the New Zealand [...]

September 5th, 2013|Litigation|